Saving Faces researchers at BAOMS AAOMS Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

Saving Faces and NFORC attended the BAOMS with AAOMS Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 on the 3rd and 4th of July 2019 at The International Convention Centre in Birmingham.

The event was joined by many Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OMFS), including both consultants and trainees.

The conference focused on diversity and inspiring women in maxillofacial surgery with Mr Satyesh Parmar, Consultant OMF Surgeon and President of BAOMS, introducing Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. Malala explained, “a life without an education, I would never be able to fulfil myself – only known as someone’s sister or wife. That’s why I decided to speak out. I could have stayed silent but it would have had worse consequences.” (Malala’s quote taken from BAOMS)

Our researchers informed delegates on the progress of all the current NFORC research projects within OMFS and how they could get involved.

Thank you to BAOMS and AAOMS for hosting yet another successful conference and to all the delegates who came to our stand.

NFORC/BAOMS Collaborative Research Summit 2019 for medical students and trainees was a success

 

The hugely successful 2019 NFORC/BAOMS Collaborative Research Summit aimed at medical/dental students and trainees took place on 19th June 2019 at the Rotblat Lecture Theatre, London.

We would like to firstly thank everyone who took the time to submit their abstracts to be reviewed for presentation. We received a large number of applications however, after a rigorous selection process, only eight abstracts were selected.


Professors Iain Hutchison, Zbys Fedorowicz and Arthur Tucker opened the research summit with informative talks on research methodology, systematic reviews and ethics. This was followed by presentations given by two of our very own clinical researchers, Ping San and Imon Pal, who updated the audience about Saving Faces and NFORC’s ongoing and future projects.
The event ended with presentations by the eight shortlisted applicants who each presented their research ideas. Each presenter had 10 minutes to present their research proposal followed by a Q&A. Each presenter received feedback from the research panel and advise on their proposals and advise on how they could move their research projects forward.

We are thankful to all the speakers, the research team, the student organisers and the rest of the attendees for making it a very engaging research summit which was filled with interesting presentations.

Testimonials

Thank you Saving Faces for an engaging and inspiring research summit! Events like these always renew my motivation and remind me of the amazing speciality that OMFS is. Excited to collaborate and get more involved in research. – Stephanie Yeung, Dental Student

NFORC/BAOMS Collaborative Research Summit 2019 for medical students and trainees was a success

 

The hugely successful 2019 NFORC/BAOMS Collaborative Research Summit aimed at medical/dental students and trainees took place on 19th June 2019 at the Rotblat Lecture Theatre, London.

We would like to firstly thank everyone who took the time to submit their abstracts to be reviewed for presentation. We received a large number of applications however, after a rigorous selection process, only eight abstracts were selected.


Professors Iain Hutchison, Zbys Fedorowicz and Arthur Tucker opened the research summit with informative talks on research methodology, systematic reviews and ethics. This was followed by presentations given by two of our very own clinical researchers, Ping San and Imon Pal, who updated the audience about Saving Faces and NFORC’s ongoing and future projects.
The event ended with presentations by the eight shortlisted applicants who each presented their research ideas. Each presenter had 10 minutes to present their research proposal followed by a Q&A. Each presenter received feedback from the research panel and advise on their proposals and advise on how they could move their research projects forward.

We are thankful to all the speakers, the research team, the student organisers and the rest of the attendees for making it a very engaging research summit which was filled with interesting presentations.

Testimonials

Thank you Saving Faces for an engaging and inspiring research summit! Events like these always renew my motivation and remind me of the amazing speciality that OMFS is. Excited to collaborate and get more involved in research. – Stephanie Yeung, Dental Student

Congratulations to Saving Faces Research Consultant, Zbys Fedorowicz, in his new post as Governor

We are delighted to share the news that Saving Faces’ Research Consultant, Zbys Fedorowicz, has been appointed an honorary post as Governor at the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

His role as Governor has considerable responsibility in ensuring that the Trust are publicly accountable for the services it provides by bringing in valuable perspectives and contributions to its activities.

We are delighted that Zbys will be continuing to provide Saving Faces research support while in his new post at the Trust, and we wish him the very best of luck in his role as Governor.

 

NFORC-BOPSS Research Summit 2019

Surgeons, nurses, trainees and researchers from around the country gathered on the 9th May 2019 at the Richard Desmond Paediatric Ophthalmology Hospital, for the head & neck and oculoplastic collaborative research summit.

The event showcased pioneering research on past, current and upcoming studies from top consultants and researchers.

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mr David Verity, presented the benefits of additional preoperative local anaesthesia with general anaesthesia in dacryocystorhinostomy surgery.

Additionally an on-going trial on the use of hilotherm cooling therapy in adnexal surgery, and other potential research ideas aimed to improve the treatments of patients with eye-related diseases were presented.

In whole, opportunities for NFORC and BOPSS to collaborate in projects were expressed where they can now put all their resources together to expand on the knowledge in maxillofacial and oculoplastic topics.

Acknowledgement

We appreciate all the work that Dr Priscilla Mathewson and Mr David Verity have done in organising this research summit, and we look forward to strengthening our collaboration with BOPSS.

 

Professor Iain Hutchison is available for lectures

We are delighted to announce that Professor Iain Hutchison is available for lectures to young individuals who are exploring their career paths.

Iain is a renowned speaker who is in great demand as a lecturer. His engaging, influential and powerful persona as a speaker has had a positive impact on many people who have attended his talks. This is demonstrated by the excellent feedback he received from foundation doctors and senior medical students at the recent AsiT Preparing for a Career in Surgery event for his presentation on preparing for a career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. His session was rated the best out of 6 surgical specialities including Urology, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery and ENT Surgery.

Iain does not charge for his lectures but does kindly request donations to the charity. If you would like to make an enquiry, please write to us at info@savingfaces.co.uk

View Professor Hutchison’s TED talk on facial surgery

SEND trial closes recruitment

Saving Faces
Headline News: Our Data Monitoring Committee applaud SEND recruitment. They find statistical significance in interim results and recommend trial closure to new patients, rapid publication and maintain follow up of all patients for 5 years.

The SEND trial is looking at two commonly used surgical techniques for the treatment of early mouth cancer. After an early analysis of the results, our Data Monitoring Committee have found that there is enough evidence available to determine the best course of treatment for patients and so our flagship clinical trial will no longer be recruiting patients. Over the coming months we will be collecting and analysing the final data. We will be publishing the results in the near future.

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